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Coat drive to help local children stay warm
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MTSU senior associate athletic director Whit Turnbow is spearheading a coat drive again this year. Coats can be dropped off locally at the Edward Jones office at 604 N. Chancery Street.

Edward Jones is bringing the True Blue Turnbow Project to Warren County. The project is a coat drive to benefit local children this winter.
Dan Sellers, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the project by using his office as a drop-off location for this year’s coat drive. Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in clean, gently used or new coats to the office, located at 604 N. Chancery Street, by this Thursday, Dec. 17. The business is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Coats donated in Warren County will go to children in Warren County,” said Edward Jones branch office administrator Andrea Jones.
This is the third year for the project sponsored by MTSU senior associate athletic director Whit Turnbow. In its first two years, the effort collected and distributed more than 2,250 coats to needy individuals.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this outreach again this year,” said Turnbow. “There are over 1,000 documented homeless children in Rutherford and Bedford counties and we want to make sure they can at least stay warm this winter. The need in our communities for simple things, such as coats, will shock you. So many of the things we take for granted, such as grabbing a coat on our way out the door on a frigid day, are not an option for some. As a community, we can have a huge impact on this need.”
The program works through school systems to assist with distributing the coats to needy children. Any adult coats donated are delivered to area homeless shelters.